Throughout Vermont, many of the villages are organized around public greens. These spaces were set aside for public use while the villages were first being settled. To this day, they are still often surrounded by commerce, mills, inns, churches, houses and cemeteries. Many of these historic spaces have been the setting for community development projects. We’ve aimed to complement ideas from the past, while looking toward the future when renovations to these areas have been necessary.
We designed and constructed a stone ramp to the historic Hearse House located across from the Chester Green at the entrance to Brookside Cemetery. The granite curbing was reclaimed from a 2017 town-wide sidewalk project, and was reset to reflect the design of the nearby public tomb. Visitors and residents alike now have easy access to the town's newest museum.
Other public entrances that we've worked on in Chester include the Unitarian Church in the Stone Village, Town Hall, and the Chester Depot.
Silt from Tropical Storm Irene filled in the sluice below the historic, old waterwheel of the Weston Mill. We removed debris and gravel and reset stone benches in an area that was difficult to access.
At the Weston Museum, hand-laid sod covered a complex septic system to satisfy the needs of the nearby Weston Playhouse. Stone posts, found or split on site, protect the system from traffic and complement this historic setting.
Over the past several years, Terrigenous has completed numerous projects for the Weston Playhouse, a much loved and well-respected summer stock theater. We helped ensure that the Playhouse remains safe and vibrant into the future by adding drainage and insulation along the building's foundation on its river side, rebuilding a dry-laid stone wall, adding plantings to welcome theater goers at the building's entrance, and assisting with setting two large concrete tanks to support their fire suppression system.